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About Us

Excel Consulting Group, LLC is a management consulting firm with a mission to unleash enterprise value through enhanced performance and productivity. We work closely with the client to effect business process improvements closely aligned with business goals.

Our engagements normally involve a close collaboration with the client, using internal personnel. We provide coaching, facilitation, and training as necessary to achieve the desired business outcome. Engagements typically range from one to six months.

Rather than working within a specific framework, such as Six Sigma and similar methodologies, we draw from the best of the entire set of improvement tools available. By applying those tools that are most appropriate to the task at hand in a just-in-time fashion, our improvement approaches are flexible, uniquely matched to the organization, and avoid the frequently observed outcome of teams getting lost in the methodology and losing sight of the objective. Our approach is structured around three high level tasks:

  • Align the improvement objective with business objectives, and the team with the desired outcome;
  • Engage the right people, in particular those with a knowledge of the issues and a stake in the outcome, in the assessment of the current state, the definition of the desired state, and the development of the plan to get there; and
  • Execute the plan. Although this is where the payoff is, putting the plan into action is where many improvement initiatives stall or fail outright.

John J. Bell

John Bell is principal and President of Excel Consulting Group, LLC. Mr. Bell is a former senior operations executive with a thirty year track record of process, yield, capacity, cost, and cycle time improvement in environments ranging from start-up to turn-around.  His management experiences include operations, quality, manufacturing engineering and development engineering.

Mr. Bell has held executive positions at Spectra-Physics Semiconductor Lasers, a division of Newport Corporation, Cielo Communications, a telecom start-up company, and GaAsTek, a division of ITT. He has led improvement initiatives that delivered a 50% reduction in scrap, greater than 2x improvement in first pass yield, 50-75% reductions in cycle time and lead time, and dramatic improvements in capacity and on-time delivery.

Mr. Bell is a member of IEEE, the Association for Operations Management (APICS), and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in North Carolina. He has a BSEE from the University of South Carolina.

I would recommend without hesitation the Excel Consulting Group to any company that wants to better understand their business model, and systematically map out a path to drive value.

Champika Edirisinghe, Engineering Manager, Spectra-Physics

John Bell, President
John J. Bell, President